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Poetry and Oncology
April 25, 2019

With Feathers

Author Affiliations
  • 1Dermatology, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
JAMA Oncol. 2019;5(6):917. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.0202

Strolling Rue Ste. Catherine
past windows of designer clothing
I startle at the scene of a sidewalk
sweeper hopping the curb
far from the foundation
of a shop where the still body
of a white pigeon lies,
beak against the wall.

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